Initially, multiple government sources said the $22-million, 25-bed facility announced by the Pentagon on Monday was intended for foreign healthcare workers.
The kidnapping comes months after the group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls, most of whom remain missing.
The patient recently traveled to Nigeria, the latest country hit by the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Overall, there have been 13 cases of Ebola in Nigeria, including two deaths.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in west Africa an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response. More than 1,700 people in West Africa are infected with the virus.
“If you think the law is unconstitutional, you have the right to go to court,” the activist says President Goodluck Jonathan told him.
But national and international health groups are now stepping things up.
Updating: At least 2,461 people have died of from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Another strain of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed at least 35. WHO warns that the number of Ebola cases could eventually exceed 20,000.
The deadly virus was brought to the country two weeks ago by a Liberian traveler. Health officials say three more people may yet test positive.
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
It is the fourth time this week that a female suicide bomber carried out an attack in the northern city of Kano.
A Liberian government employee on his way to a conference became the first Ebola death in Nigeria. But a specialist unit in Monrovia is ill-prepared to respond to the number of patients.
Doctors say the medical response to Nigeria’s first Ebola case has been swift. But deaths are still mounting in three West African nations.
The deadly disease has spread to at least three major West African urban centers. The World Health Organization reports at least 660 have died from the disease since February.
Terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
It was a real #MalalaDay.
Sources said about 63 women abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria last month escaped while their captors were away fighting Friday.
Mubarak Bala’s family reportedly forced him into a hospital as a “psycho patient” because he said he doesn’t believe in God.
WARNING GRAPHIC: Michel Babatunde’s arm snaps after being struck by a shot on goal during Nigeria’s match versus Argentina.
It is the third fatal attack in the country’s capital in two months. This is a developing story.
Bosnia defeats Iran 3-1 in its last group stage match. The World Cup is over for both teams. Argentina and Nigeria will advance from Group F.
Uzo Aduba, the actress behind Orange Is the New Black fan favorite Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, talks about her Nigerian name and wanting to be called “Zoe.”
Fans and players have blamed the referee for Bosnia’s exit from the World Cup.
A suicide bomber detonated explosives hidden in a tricycle taxi at a public World Cup viewing.
Just tap the screen to pause. Whichever team you land on is the who you should cheer on this World Cup.
Worldwide interest in Boko Haram has dimmed — but the group’s violence has not.
As was the case with the kidnapped schoolgirls, the military was warned of the attack — but failed to act.
Lions, and tigers, and bears… Olé!
Pressure is mounting on the British government and on Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Airlines, to halt the flight back to Nigeria.